Richard Howard
8/7/2013
I am getting a new metal roof. My two options are to remove the old, two layer shingle roof and install the metal or put the new metal on top of the existing two layers of shingles. Will leaving the two layers of old shingles in place and putting metal over them have a tendency to build up and retain more upstairs heat in the summer than removing the two layers of shingles and having a one layer roof of metal? My roof is exposed to sunlight most of the day here in Virginia.
Eric Novotny
An informed customer is the Best Customer!
8/13/2013
Richard, What type of metal roof are you having put on? In most applications, the additional thermal mass of the shingles will add to the retained heat in the roof assembly. Eric
Guest User
6/26/2017
I thought part of the environmental enhancement of metal was to keep old shingles out of the landfills. What about one layer of shingles? How is metal helpful except for the person who owns my house 30 years from now not having to pollute that environment?
Todd Miller
Isaiah Industries, Inc.
6/26/2017
I have a few different thoughts from those posted here a few years ago. Here's an article I have put together on this subject: https://www.asktoddmiller.com/articles/should-existing-asphalt-shingles-be-removed-before-a-metal-roof-is-installed/ And a short video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bfD-0xvdJGc

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